Ed Norton Sees 'The Score' As Classic
Associated Press, July 2, 2001
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor Ed Norton may have stolen the show from his Fight Club co-star Brad Pitt but Norton's latest film pits him against Hollywood heavyweights Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro.
"Let's be honest," Norton told New York's Daily New in an interview Sunday. "Here's a movie with Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando and I'm just going to go and do it for all the obvious reasons, to work with those guys. But beyond that, tweaked the right way, I thought this could be a classic genre movie."
The Yale-educated Norton has already won a Golden Globe for Primal Fear and seven other awards for his last seven features. His latest film, The Score follows in the tradition of De Niro's 1995 film Heat and the 1951 British comedy crime Lavender Hill Mob.
Norton plays cocky upstart Jackie Teller, who's involved in a multimillion-dollar heist with Brando, an elder statesman thief, and De Niro, a middle-aged criminal.
"I love those movies. I call them process movies, men-at-work movies, where it's all about watching guys do cool, arcane stuff," said Norton. "It's a puzzle and it has to do with risk and I like seeing people who know what the hell they're doing in weird little worlds, like Jimmy Caan in Thief."
Photo caption: FILE--Actor Edward Norton poses in a New York hotel room in this Oct. 30, 1998 file photo. Norton's latest film pits him against Hollywood heavyweights Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro. The film, The Score, follows in the tradition of De Niro's 1995 film Heat and the 1951 British comedy crime Lavender Hill Mob. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
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